Abu Sayyaf Group: new kidnapping tactics causing waves

February 13, 2017

The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has been responsible for a surge in offshore abductions in the southern Sulu and northern Celebes Seas. The group kidnapped more than 50 foreign victims in more than 20 separate attacks during 2016, compared with five known foreign victims in 2015.

In this podcast Nicola White, Associate Director, Special Risks Analysis, Control Risks and Sebastian Villyn and Onika Adeneye, Maritime Risk Analysts at Control Risks, discuss the changing kidnapping tactics used by the ASG and how this has impacted the kidnapping landscape in the region.

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